Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- archaic spelling of murky
- ‘Apparently is was glorious sunshine over there but still misty and mirky over here.’
- ‘Despite mirky conditions prevailing here the second-leg of the 56th Bradby Shield rugby match between Trinity and Royal produced exciting 60 minutes of superb rugby to the avid fans, yesterday.’
- ‘But this was the year when the race nearly came off the rails, as the mirky world of doping in professional cycling was laid bare for all to see.’
- ‘While Sinn Fein has come a long way in a relatively short space of time, its mirky legacy remains.’
- ‘The only light, in fact, was given through windows, knotholes, and slits in the walls, and missing shingles, (under significant patches of which, pails half-filled with mirky rainwater were positioned, vigilant).’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.